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Stories from Monday, August 28, 2006

Red Cross needs the public's help to fight a looming blood shortage (08/28/06)
In an effort to build the blood supply, the American Red Cross is appealing to all eligible donors to make a donation of whole blood or platelets in the next two weeks. Because of decreased donation levels in recent weeks, the local Red Cross has not been able to meet collection goals. If donation numbers continue at such low levels, the Red Cross risks not being able to meet patient need...
Dollars for Scholars elects leadership (08/28/06)
The local Dollars for Scholars chapter recently elected its leadership for the 2006-2007 school year. Ann Mackrill-Wilson will serve as President, along with Mike Porsch as Vice President, Ann Roth as Secretary and Leann Baumhover as treasurer. Joining the board as new board members are Judy Arnfeldt, Steve Brashears, Craig Fratzke, and Anne Gallagher. ...
Area school districts back SL's tax vote plea (08/28/06)
The School Infrastructure Local Option (SILO) tax has been a boon to school districts in the county since it was first put into play in 2003. The program adds one cent in sales tax per dollar pent in the county and has been generating some $1.6 million which is distributed to the school districts in the county...
ACLU defends KKK's rights to be in SL (08/28/06)
Controversy continues to swirl around the recent Ku Klux Klan effort to recruit in Storm Lake. This week, police find themselves on the receiving end of sharp criticism from the Iowa branch of the American Civil Liberties Union, which claims they have no right to investigation the KKK representatives...
Alcohol cases dismissed for 19 area teenagers (08/28/06)
Nineteen Storm Lake area teenagers were cleared of charges of alcohol possession in court this week, while six others agreed to plead guilty to frequenting a disorderly house - nearly bringing to an end a controversial case that started with a going-away party for a young Storm Lake man last November at the home of former assistant county attorney Dave Patton...
Downtown development still in works (08/28/06)
The next major business development in Storm Lake could bring a new look to the downtown area, and create moves by several existing businesses, including the Pilot-Tribune office. A real estate broker is seeking property in Storm Lake's retail district with plans for a major development. The plans for the site have not yet been released...
Weddings (08/28/06)
Mr. and Mrs. Justin Estling Stephanie Lovstad and Justin Estling were married on April 29 at the First United Methodist Church in Waterloo. Parents of the couple are Bob Lovstad and Leanne Lovstad of Storm Lake and Pat and Roxie Estling of Lamont. Maid of honor for the bride was Brenda Dasch. Bridesmaids were Jessica Olson, Kelly Thompson, Jodi Kruse, Theresa Schafer, and Amy Hinz...
Engagements (08/28/06)
Ron Daiker and Diane Demers Mr. and Mrs. Frank Demers of Rembrandt are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Diane Demers to Mr. Ron Daiker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Warren Daiker of Schaller. Diane graduated from Albert City-Truesdale in 2000 and received her BA in interior design from Iowa State University in Ames. ...
Down on his luck student 'living it up' after winning education (08/28/06)
Jason Lyman had lost his apartment lease and was preparing to attend community college and perhaps a career taking care of someone's grass. A snap decision to fill out a drawing at the Iowa State Fair paid off in a $96,000 scholar-ship to Upper Iowa University...
Spencer jobs go to Mexico (08/28/06)
The reality of jobs being relocated south of the border has made its impact felt in the area. This week, Eaton Corporation said that its decision to move 150 jobs from the Spencer plant to a facility in Reynosa, Mexico, is being made to better compete in the global marketplace and to see improved economic efficiencys...
Alta football team will be athletic with some new faces (08/28/06)
The Alta High football team has been one of the top rushing teams in its district for the past five years, and coach Kevin Hammer says he "doesn't expect that to end anytime soon. "Our strength this season will be our athletic ability," Hammer said. "We lost some very good players last year. You can't replace the experience those guys had, so we'll go through some growing pains."...
New 4-Banger class added at BV Raceway (08/28/06)
After taking one week off because of rainy weather, racing action continued at Buena Vista Raceway on a beautiful and full night of racing this past Wednesday night. "One week earlier that was not the case," said promoter Lee Meyer. "With the season winding down, we really don't want to miss any nights, so we will do whatever it takes to get a program in, but last week it just wasn't to be."...
BVU quarterback Hawkins says wins come before stats (08/28/06)
Buena Vista University quarterback Chris Hawkins says winning games is more important to him than throwing for 250 or 300 yards per contest. You'll hear Division I college and pro football signal callers say the same thing over and over, but you wonder how much they really mean it...
Wild demo derby set for Clay Fair (08/28/06)
Total Destruction Promotions, LLC is second to nobody. This is THE best demolition derby show," says owner and operator Rob Baker. "We are booked all summer, but my drivers and crew can't wait to work the Clay County Fair in Spencer." On September 9, R & R Total Destruction Promotions will make its first appearance at the Clay County Fair, and Baker promises all race car fans a very big show. ...
A Guide to All the Labor Day Weekend Fun in SL (08/28/06)
The Labor Day Weekend is quickly approaching and so are a number of events to celebrate - from pro wrestling to classic cars, crafts to barbecue! Here's a schedule of events. Friday, Sept. 1 Saturday, Sept. 2: Sunday, Sept. 3...
Funeral Arrangements (08/28/06)
Ryon Ellefson Ryon Ellefson, age 30, of Westside, and formerly of Storm Lake, died Sunday, Aug. 20, as the result of injuries received in a motorcycle accident. Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 26 at 11 a.m. at St. Marks Lutheran Church in Storm Lake, with Reverend Connie Spitzack and Reverend Mark Youngquist co-officiating. Burial will be at 3 p.m. in Memorial Park Cemetery in Sioux City. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements...
Readers Respond (08/28/06)
Keep the KKK out of Storm Lake To the editor: I am writing in regard to the article that recently appeared in the Storm Pilot Tribune about the KKK making an appearance in Storm Lake, Iowa recently. It is my understanding that someone left KKK fliers on car windows and other places throughout Storm Lake saying things like: "Protect the white race! Protect your Christian faith! Join the KKK!"...
Letter from the Editor (08/28/06)
When I got the chance to tour the King's Pointe waterfront development this week, I didn't have to be asked twice. I left skid marks... Over the past couple of months, I've waded through neck-high weeds, climbed atop my Jeep, stretched over fences, shot through tiny windows of opportunity as big machines coated me with dirt - trying to get decent photos of this hummer growing. At last, a chance to get inside without getting busted!...